Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association
Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association

Fruit Fly update - Control area restriction changes and support package

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Biosecurity Tasmania has advised that as of the 1 October, changes will be made to Control Area restrictions enabling growers to move and sell fruit within the Control Areas. 

What do the changes mean for growers and industry?

  •  As of the 1st of October, changes will be made to Control Area restrictions enabling growers to move and sell untreated fruit within the 15km Control Areas.
  •  Existing control measures will stay in place for those properties within the 1.5km Infected Areas where fruit fly was found last summer.
  • Movement of host produce from inside to outside the Control Areas is still not allowed, unless produce is appropriately dealt with under required protocols e.g. fumigation.
  • Treated fruit coming into the Control Area can’t then leave the Control Area
  • The target date for reinstatement of the Pest Free Area status, based on the National Fruit Fly Management Protocols, is 9 January 2019. 

To read the full letter, click here.